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Marvel Asians assemble: Tiger Division, Kang Dynasty, & Simu Liu

Asian representation continues to assemble at Marvel. 

Tiger Division, the company’s all-Korean superhero team, is set to take center stage in a comic series Nov. 3,  Marvel reports. Initially introduced last year in other comics, the team features 7 South Korean heroes with abilities ranging from sorcery to cryokinesis. 

According to Hypebeast, the comic series will debut in five issues. Emily Kim, the writer of Silk featuring Korean American superhero Cindy Moon, will create Tiger Division alongside illustrator Creees Lee. 

“I’m so excited to be launching Tiger Division‘s first limited series,” Kim said, Marvel reports. “As a lifelong fan of comics, I never thought I’d get the chance to write for an all-Korean group. Hopefully, it’s not the last and there will be many more Tiger Division stories to come.”

Meanwhile, in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Shang-Chi director Destin Daniel Cretton is slated to direct Avengers: The Kang Dynasty, according to The Hollywood Reporter in an exclusive. 

The film was initially announced Saturday at Marvel’s presentation at San Diego Comic-Con and is expected to arrive in theaters May 2, 2025, The Hollywood Reporter reports. 

Shang Chi star Simu Liu expressed support for Cretton’s selection via Twitter. 

Liu is also embarking on his own adventure in the new National Geographic show, Running Wild with Bear Grylls: The Challenge

In an episode debuting Aug. 1 at 9/8c, Liu will be enduring the freezing Canadian Rockies while hopefully staying cool under pressure, a press release in collaboration with National Geographic reports. 

“Bear takes Marvel superhero Simu Liu to the Canadian Rockies. As the adventure begins, they must trigger an avalanche to clear a path to a ravine and find an old cabin or risk hypothermia,” according to the press release. “The next day, Bear sets the ultimate arctic challenge: Simu must strip down to plunge into a frozen lake and then navigate to a dogsled team to whisk them back to civilization.” 

See the trailer for Running Wild with Bear Grylls here. 

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